PEACE ON EARTH
This Christmas our prayer is that your holiday is LIGHT and EASY! The song the angels sang when the Son of God was born in Bethlehem, declared PEACE on earth. JESUS IS OUR PEACE. In the hustle and bustle of the traditions of the season, Christi and I have to remind ourselves to slow down and remember the reason for the season...JESUS. If we have been overwhelmed, overworked, and stressed out Jesus says to us today,
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart (Humble), and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is EASY and My burden is LIGHT.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
Please understand that if it’s not LIGHT and easy, it’s not HIM! What we BELIEVE determines if it’s easy or hard. Christi shared with me that earlier this year, the pressure of this new exciting faith adventure called “On the Road to Freedom” TV Ministry was beginning to get to her. The Lord interrupted her anxious thoughts and reminded her, “REJOICE, you GET to do a TV show!” It is a PRIVILEGE to serve the Lord and ANSWER His CALL. When she stopped thinking ‘this is hard’ and decided to rejoice, all of the sudden, the challenge became LIGHT and EASY!
In order to remain at rest, one of the most important questions we can ask the Lord to show us each day is: What’s Important? What’s Not Important? We don’t want to waste our energy, time and resources on vain efforts that will not be beneficial or productive for our future in Him. John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” We can enter His REST, knowing that we have a Good Shepherd and we KNOW His voice. We FOLLOW His leading. Verse 28-29 says, “Neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than ALL; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” We remain at REST, knowing that our Father keeps us SAFE & SECURE as we follow His leading!
Another key to following the leading of the Holy Spirit is a humble heart. In the passage from Matthew above, Jesus points out that when we LEARN from Him HOW to be gentle and HUMBLE, we will find rest. I Peter 5:5-7 explains, “God RESISTS the PROUD, But gives GRACE to the HUMBLE. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may EXALT you in due time, casting ALL your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” PRIDE says, “I got this.” HUMILITY recognizes ‘I can’t fix this. I need God’s help.’ One of the most unwise choices we could make is cause God to oppose us simply because we have a proud, unteachable, “I got this” attitude. When we humble ourselves by casting our care, we open the door for God’s GRACE and PROMOTION!
This holiday remember that Psalm 23 promises “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” When you choose to give this month to the kingdom of God, you help us to reach the world with the TRUTH that only JESUS can give them PEACE. The Good Shepherd promises that you will NOT lack for any good thing! Christi and I pray over your life that, “He makes you to lie down in green pastures; He leads you beside the still waters. He RESTORES your soul.” The next verse is my favorite part- please declare it with us: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me ALL the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD (His presence) Forever!” This holiday season, remember to rest and enjoy the gift of His PERFECT PEACE!
We Love You,
Mylon & Christi Le Fevre
P.S. Don’t forget the wonderful faith resources at www.mylon.org that would make perfect Christmas gifts. What better gift than the Word of God! You can also share a FREE GIFT of “On the Road to Freedom” episodes ON DEMAND at www.mylon.org. THANK YOU again for all your faithful giving this year to help us reach the NATIONS with the Love of God!!